I will admit to be totally wound up (emotionally) yesterday morning before I took the kittens along for their 2nd jabs. I was struggling not to cry at home and prayed I wouldn't cry in the surgery, but I held it together. They really didn't enjoy having their temperatures taken and Lulu was struggling to get away when she had her injection which didn't help matters. Pippi was calm for her jab, bless her, and the vet gave them both treats of Dreamies which pleased them. They didn't have the reaction they did last time - they were just more sleepy than usual during the day, but it didn't stop them eating!! In the evening they decided to go and play upstairs (hide and seek under the guest room bed) and we could hear them thundering up and down the hall - you would have thought they were baby elephants, not tiny kittens!
Glad to be back home again . . .
I am relieved to report that Tam managed to fix her heater. A 2nd heater "went" in the Victorian house her flat is in and the Landlady did some research - turns out it was the Condensate pipe which had frozen solid . . . Then my friend Pam came round at teatime, and had to have the Plumber out - same problem! So . . . at least Tam is warm again, but she is STILL testing positive for Covid and can't be with her boyfriend. He has a family wedding today, so didn't want to get infected.
Whilst it has been very beautiful out, the perishing cold has not been so enjoyable. I will be glad to see the back of it. I am glad to see "rain" on the bar at the bottom of the screen, and 2 degrees instead of minus 9! Mind you, apparently back in 2010 (the year we had a foot of snow and our central heating boiler died on Christmas morning), it was even colder here. In the vet's yesterday, a chap (who must have been selling tractors) who had a stand at the Royal Welsh Winter Festival said when they arrived onsite it was - 21 and the Welsh cakes they left in the cab of one of the tractors froze solid!
I will be glad not to have to be up and down to the front door every 15 minutes because L. Whale was Most Insistent he wanted to Be Outside. Then he would change his mind, but couldn't remember that the cat flap worked and so would sit there waiting for me to let him in. I didn't get ANY peace, and if you didn't let him out he would sit and make vocal complaints. This did not start until it got dark - he spent all day on the bed!
Anyway, I did have an enjoyable afternoon as I spotted that Victorian Farm episodes were running back to back so I relaxed and watched 3 in a row. I did enjoy that series and Ruth Goodman really helped us travel back in time. Good to see old skills (like the oak basket making) kept alive.
I have just had an idea for an extra little gift to include in the basket of comestibles for our son's girlfriend - a little x-stitch tree decoration, so am off to choose one to stitch.
Addendum: Be careful how you step outside this morning as I have just gone a*se over t*t on the path, which has turned to ice with rain starting to fall. That was bad enough but I happened to be carrying the filthy contents of the compost bin, containing hot soapy water and what rotting bits had been scrubbed off the interior. This of course, went all over me - it did NOT taste good!